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Eric Knight, 51, and Brandon Stayton, 32, die attempting to rescue children in boat accident in Kaufman County, Texas

Modified Date: 
Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:11am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2 dead after Kaufman County boat accident

The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office said five people including two children were in a boat on a private pond off County Road 243 and 246, just north of Terrell near the Hunt County line.

The boat started taking on water and flipped. Two people who were on the shore swam out to try to rescue those in the boat.

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